“The great advantage of writing about spirituality is that I know I’m bound to keep encountering people with some kind of gift. Some of those gifts are real, others are fraudulent, some of those people are trying to use me, others are merely testing me out. I have seen so many amazing things that I no longer have the slightest doubt that miracles can happen, that everything is possible, and that people are beginning to relearn the inner powers they long ago forgot.” […] (Source: The Zahir by Paulo Coelho)


everyday miracles
trembling chrysalis
new life emerges

The Nightengale

The Nightengale

Carpe Diem #1314 The Nightingale

quatrain no. 72

Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose!
That Youth’s sweet-scented Manuscript should close!
The Nightingale that in the Branches sang,
Ah, whence, and whither flown again, who knows?

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

the glory of summer
swept away like autumn leaves
fragrant days gone


tipped in autumn frost
the last roses of summer
wither away


the nightingale’s song
vanishes with the moon
empty branches remain